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Jaguar Cars Ltd., or just Jaguar is a British luxury auto maker, with headquarters in Coventry, England. Since March 2008, it has been an wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Motors Ltd. of India and functions as a portion of the Jaguar Land Rover operation. Jaguar was established by Sir William Lyons as the Swallow Sidecar Company in 1922, initially making motorcycle sidecars before changing to passenger automobiles. After World War II, the name was changed to Jaguar because of the unfavorable connotations of the SS initials

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SS Series - 1935-1949

The smallest model of the range initially included a 1608 cc side valve Standard motor however from 1938 this was supplanted using a 1776 cc overhead-valve unit still manufactured by Standard who likewise produced the four-speed manual transmission.

Before the war it was manufactured as a Saloon and as a drophead coupe however after the war just the closed model was built. Until 1938 bodies of every model was conventional steel on wood methods however in that year they became all steel. Performance was not the strong point however 70 mph possible: the auto featured identical cabin sizes and all luxury interiors as its longer engine brothers.

In spite of its slow performance, contrasting the 4-cylinder 1½-liter and its 6-cylinder kin, opined that the smallest engined form of the auto was "as is frequently the case ... the sweetest running auto" with a "big auto cruising speed in the sixties". The car utilized Girling mechanical operated brakes.

1935 Jaguar SS Sedan
1935 Jaguar SS Sedan
1935 Jaguar SS 4 Door Sedan
1935 Jaguar SS 4 Door Sedan

Mark Series - 1959-1967

Mark IV - 19351949

1949 Jaguar Mark IV
1949 Jaguar Mark IV

XJ Luxury Series - 1968-present

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XF Series - 2007-2015

The XF was first shown at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show, following after public appearance of the C-XF concept car at the North American International Auto Show in January 2007. Planned by Ian Callum, Jaguar's design director, it was a big change from its forerunner. The styling of the completed generation XF is different from that of the C-XF, mostly around the front lights and nose, which uses an oval mesh grille reflecting back to the first Jaguar XJ of 1968. The trunk kept the S-Type's chrome plated blade to its edge, and additionally incorporated a "leaper" Jaguar logo.

2003 Jaguar XF-10
2003 Jaguar XF-10
2012 Jaguar XF
2012 Jaguar XF
2015 Jaguar XF
2015 Jaguar XF

Compact

XE - 2105-present

Sports Cars

SS Jaguar 100 - 1936 and 1940

XK Series - 1948 and 1961

2002 Jaguar XKR-100
2002 Jaguar XKR-100
2015 Jaguar XK
2015 Jaguar XK

E-Type - 1961-1975

F-Type - 1982-2003

SUV

F-Pace - 2016-present

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